DRAM’s speed. Flash’s data preservation. The NVDIMM has both. Too good to be true? It isn’t.
Lots of cool flash apps at the Flash Memory Summit
last week. One of the best was the NVDIMM from San Diego-area Agiga Tech
, a Cypress Semiconductor company.
Nothing beats synchronous DRAM’s combination of price, performance and durability for main memory. But lose power and DRAM’s data is gone. Critical apps have long used battery-back up (BBU) to guard against wonky power.